Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
- Ajwai Seeds
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Avoid Bananas
- Baby Shampoo
- Baking Soda and Salt Water
- Betadine and Hydrogen Peroxide Sinus Rinse
- Boiled Onion, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Brain Leak
- Chocolate and Sinus Infections
- Cinnamon, Clove and Oregano Oils
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Ascorbic Acid, Black Elderberry Syrup
- Cream of Tartar
- Dental Care
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Changes
- Egg Whites
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Fennel, Flaxseed and Fenugreek
- Flip-Turn Sinus Rinse Method
- Garlic, Oregano, Cayenne
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, ACV, Echinacea
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oil Pulling
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
- H2O2, GSE, Sea Salt Rinse
- Hemp Seeds
- Homemade Xylitol Nasal Spray
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hot Shower
- Hot Showers, Hot Tea, Chicken Soup
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt and Baking Soda
- Ice Packs
- Improve Air Quality, Nasal Irrigation
- Lactose Intolerance
- Lemon, Honey and Cinnamon Tea
- Light Bulb Therapy
- Low Grade Sinus Infection Remedies
- Lugol's Iodine
- Measure Your pH
- Mold and Sinus Infections
- Multiple Remedies
- Nasal Spray With Salt, Oregano Oil and ACV
- Neti Pot
- Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Nose Blowing
- Oil Pulling
- Olbas Oil
- Olive Leaf
- Onion and Carrot Juice
- Oregano Oil
- Organic Tomato Juice
- Probiotic Drink
- Quercetin, Bromelain
- Red Dye
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Reishi, Cayenne, Oregano Oil, Garlic
- Remedies Needed
- Riboflavin, B2
- Saline Rinse
- Sniff Warm Water
- Spleen Connection to Sinus Infections
- Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar
- Steaming With H2O2 and Salt
- Steaming With Oregano
- Steaming With Sea Salt
- Stubborn Sinus Infection Remedies
- Tea Tree Oil, Mucinex
- Ted's Remedies
- Tomato Tea
- Unpetroleum Jelly
- White Grape Vinegar
- Wild Indigo Extract
- Xylitol and Sea Salt Rinse
08/08/2011: Judyha222 from Albany, Ny, Usa: "hi. I appreciate all of your input as I am new to this site. I have a sinus infection now............... First one in years! I let the allergens get ahead of me! I use a netti pot, and more recently, a baster. I can get more water in there with a little pressure. My question - I just got up and used the baster, first with saline solution, then with water to wash away the stinging, but now my right ear is all plugged up again! I hate this sensation! Any ideas? thanks"Replies
08/08/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Just keep up the apple cider vinegar and honey.. Then get some ginger down you, this loosens the clogged up areas and clears it up. Takes a while but it is a cure for sinus problems."
05/23/2011: Fireman85p@yahoo.com from Littleton, Colorado: "I have had severe sinus problems for a few years and no my sense of smell is gone. I have had two surgeries and I have tried almost every natural thing on the list. I sleep with a humidifier, diet changes, zinc, Apple Cider Vinegar you name it I have probably done it. The saline rinses seem to make my sinus congestion worse as all the water doesn't come out. I had one ENT doc tell me to use the rinses and the other to not. I do not take any drugs.
I could smell for a week after my surgery great. Now it is off and on and I dont know what triggers it. In feburary of this year I randomly was able to smell for an entire week. And if I blow my nose sometimes I can smell as well. I get frequent chiropractic adjustments like every other week. Any suggestions?
With my sinuses it seems when I get sinus infections I almost get dizzy but not a feeling of unsteadyness. I'm 25 and in great shape. I was sinus free and could smell 3 years ago.
This is ruining my life!"Replies
05/25/2011: Health Conscious from Delhi, India replies: "This was the same had been happening with me, but was never at very high degree.
(1) For sinus you can try a single garlic clove on every morning with a glass of water, swallow it like a pill. It will improve nasal congestion and clear your throat as well. Include garlic in your daily diet. It worked for me. Try it. All the best.
(2) You may also try Indian Goosberry (Embilica Officianalis). Crush it, boil it with water, when half glass of water will be remained, drink it empty stomach in the morning, do not eat anything before it and you may eat anything else after 30 mins of drinking it. It is rich in vitamin c, since useful for smelling I. E nasal congestion or sinus. Try it. Which ever is more convinient.
Warning(s) : If you found anything unsuitable on consuming this, please stop the practice and consult physician.
Health is Wealth"
05/22/2011: John from Antwerp: "30 years sinusitis, klebsiella infection with secundary bronchiectasien. Anosmia and generalized inflammation(use of 6 wk clarithromycine gave me tinnitus). ENT doctor want to do FESS(functional endoscopic sinus surgery).
Do you have a better advice?"
01/16/2011: Annalisa from Spanaway, Washtington: "Having problems clearing up sinus infection, had for 2 week, taking Oil of Oregnol, Tumeric with coconut oil, plus Vit C, still cannot get it under control. Any suggs? Thank You, "Replies
01/16/2011: Blanche from Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa replies: "I would suggest you wash your sinuses out using a neti pot if you have one.
You can get one at the pharmacy. It looks like a little teapot and comes with a few packets of sinus wash powder. You just pour it through one nostril and allow it to come out the other nostril. It takes a little practice. You will be blowing your nose a lot for a few minutes. Feels much better when you're done."
12/09/2010: Violet from Harrisburg , Pa: "I had sinus surgery in 1993 after years of misery. I now have sinus pain most of the time and when they operated they found I had fungus in my right sinus cavity. I belive there is scar tissue which can cause pain. Don't know what else to do make my life miserable. Always in pain and headaches. I am now 66 and the doctor isn't too easy to do surgery again. I don't know why. Can any one help. Thank you"Replies
12/09/2010: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "First of all, I think you should see a Chiropractor and have some adjustments because it might be caused by pressures on your spinal nerves. After that you should try Glyco-Thymoline diluted with distilled water used as a nasal spray, and Glyco-Thymoline packs over the sinuses. For the nasal spray, put One ounce of distilled water and 1/2 ounce of Glyco-Thymoline. Glyco-Thymoline is a great product! Search online for the cheapest place to get it."
12/10/2010: June from Greenwich, Ct, Usa replies: "I would try anti-fungal supplements and see if they work. I have had great success with a yeast and fungus condition taking probiotics and also a caprillic acid (sp?) supplement. From what I understand, it can take a year or more to treat fungal conditions in the body, so don't give up if you don't see results right away. Good luck and please let us know of your progress."
11/10/2010: Drew from Miami, Florida, Usa: "I have been suffering from sinus infections (left maxillary) for about 25 years. I have had 2 major sinus surgeries consisting of putting a titanium floor in my orbit due to silent sinus syndrome. I still suffer from periodic sinus infections and constant stuffiness. Today I used over the counter sprays (sinex and afrin) They both worked but then I got stuffed up again and I used it a few more times causing a increase in my stuffed nose and cannot breathe thru my left nostril at ALL. I have read about ACV and started it about an hour ago. Does anybody know of any solutions to get rid of this stuffy nose caused by these nasal inhalers? HELP!!!!"
07/01/2009: Joe from Beaumont, California: "two months ago I went to the dentist with what I thought was a toothache. X-rays did not show a problem. He thought I had a sinus infection and gave me an antibiotic. It worked but two months later I have the same problem in the same area, upper teeth left side and headache. I have no mucus or runny nose just a throbbing pain. Anyone had the same problem that can help? Thanks"Replies
01/08/2012: Danika from Albany, Australia replies: "Hi I am having the exact same problem as you, I have had X-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests you name it I've had it, the doctor now says it is a sinus infection, however I have not had a cold, stuffy nose or anything like that just really excruciating pain in my jaw and teeth. I have been on painkillers, antibiotics and nothing seems to take the pain away. Just wondering if you had any luck or if anyone else can help me."
01/09/2012: Steve from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "A good remote energy healer can help you with this easily by phone. Simpy google healers and pick one with good testimonials on healing jaw and teeth pain."
01/09/2012: Rox from Melbourne, Australia replies: "It sounds like TMJ Syndrome. I had the same symptoms a few years ago. I started back at the gym and I was clenching my teeth throughout my training session, also when I was sleeping. Pain developed in the right side of my jaw and in a few of my teeth on that side. I was taking pain-killers every 4 hours. I visited the dentist and they couldn't pin-point what was going on. I than went to my doctor and she knew exactly what it was - TMJ Syndrome. She prescribed me a muscle relaxant (1/2 tablet of Valium before bed) and gave me a few exercises to do. I can remember one... Put your tongue to the roof of your mouth and hold it there, than open & close your mouth about 20 times - do this whenever you can throughout the day. A few days later the pain was gone!!!"
01/09/2012: Sweetberry from New York replies: "Try vitamin d 30,000 units a day for a week then lower it to 20,000 then all ok."
01/09/2012: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West South Africa replies: "Hi Danika, To get relief try & massage the sore spot as hard as you can tolerate & as regularly as you can & eventually you will get pain relief as the sensitive spots tension is released. It definitely works."
01/09/2012: Rose from Provo, Ut (usa) replies: "I found using an infared heat/massage wand on the jaw areas for a couple of days really helped loosen the TMJ muscles on my jaw. I suffered for months before I read about doing this. The wand can be bought where you would buy any massager at a drug or discount store. I can go a few days without doing it but I have to reapply the therapy again if it starts to bother me."
01/10/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "If it is in fact TMJ then you may need to see a Biological Dentist who can help you find out why your muscles are tense in the first place. It is possible that you actually do have sinusitis though so don't rule out the sinus issue. You can have no cold, stuffy nose, etc.... And still have sinus problems. Be careful though I had the same issue a while back when I was a dental assistant and since both my doctor and my dentist (who was my boss) couldn't figure out what it was, I was put on IV antibiotics for a week and had a rootcanal done on a tooth that was perfectly fine. I believe it was actually a sinus issue that was affecting my teeth to the point of swelling my entire face. The antibiotics helped temporarily but I still have sinus issues to this day. I am planning on trying the cayanne pepper cure (when I get the courage)that a few people have painfully tried as I am getting desparate. Good luck.
P.S. I am also currently seeing a biological Dentist as I have TMJ. She is helping me to get rid of the amalgam fillings which will also help my sinuses (I hope) and she is helping me figure out why I am clenching my teeth all day/night long. It is usually a problem with the anatomy of your bite. Hi spots, missing teeth, etc that cause you to constantly be searching for a comfortable place to rest your jaw. Some people on EC have bought a sports mouth guard with great success. I am too light of a sleeper for that and I have problems during the day as well as night so I can't necessarily wear a mouth guard while I am at work:) But it may work for you."
01/10/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Have you considered a magnesium deficiency as the reason for the clenching of the jaw? The magnesium will relax the muscles and even stop any tooth grinding as well. Maybe an epsom salt bath before bed would help determine if magnesium is the problem. Most people are deficient in magnesium. I am also an ex dental nurse from many, many years back and usually the dentist would treat this with a mouth guard and grinding down teeth. I would look into magnesium though."
01/11/2012: Madeline from Central, New Jersey replies: "Exercise particularly upper back and shoulders. I was having the same problem and once I joined a gym I started to feel better. Also fix your posture because it's causing your neck to protrude which places a lot of pressure on your neck and shoulders. Mckenzie neck retractions exercise. Good luck"
[YEA] 01/26/2009: Avi from London, United Kingdom: "Thanks so much for the info on Borax, its doing an amazing job on my chronic candida infection. Sinus infection has been a big, BIG, painful problem, causing the kind of headache that occupies everything from the neck up. I recently learned that sniffing up 3% H2O2 can shift that, but I find it really painful and so I tried the advice of a local herb gardener who said to sniff up rhubarb juice, and it worked magnificently.
Stings a little bit, but clears out a lot within minutes and keeps working all day, so you might be slightly sniffy, but great relief, and doing it once every day keeps the sinuses clear, although I don't think its a cure, just a great way of expelling toxins. Mixing 50/50 RAW rhubarb juice and colloidal silver [in distilled water] removes the sting but isn't quite as effective as just rhubarb juice. Anyway, variations on that theme give me immediate relief from sinus headaches. This is useful to me when I detox too fast, maybe it can be useful to others."
[YEA] 03/25/2008: Karen from Alpharetta, Georgia: "Riboflavin B2 100mg right before bedtime will take care of sinus drainage.It will work in about 20 minutes. If not,try up to 250mg. I had severe sinus drainage for years.I found it hard to sit through meetings,church etc, without coughing my head off. I would eat and have a reaction to food and start coughing uncontrollably.Sometimes medications worked,sometimes not. Sometimes I would double up on medication. Now I take NOTHING!"
[YEA] 05/30/2013: Trisha from Liverpool, England: "Hi I have suffered most of my life with sinus problems have had an operation were they drilled the bone at top of my nose had some releif for a short time but I was told to try serrapeptase and the relief has been brilliant I take 2 80,000 tablets morning and night and they have been excellent."
[YEA] 12/02/2008: Diane from Foley, AL: "I work with crafts nearly every day and more during the months of November and December working with fine glitter. That's when my sinuses start getting a little congested. When I am through with the work I walk into the bathroom wash my hands and then fill my hands with luke warm water and sniff the water into my sinus cavity and blow several times and Walla all clear. If I don't get to do it and an infection starts I use a few drops of peroxide and it's clear within 10 to 15 minutes. It took a couple of years to realize it was what I was working with that caused the problem. Yes, I wear a mask most of the time but that stuff just flies everywhere."
[YEA] 10/25/2007: Greta from Hillsboro, Oregon: "Yes, ice cream, cheese, milk and even unsweetened yogurt all cause me to have sinus infections--even raw goat milk. The raw goats milk was the least innocuous. There are times when none of these bothers me. At one time, about four years ago, if I drank milk (yes, even raw) I would choke on a huge volume of white mucus. I discovered that if your spleen isn't working properly milk can cause a huge mucus buildup. I went to work on my spleen and, lo and behold, I could drink milk once more without any ill effects. I also learned that allergies and sensitivities to foods are related to how much of that substance is stored in our bodies, and certain deficiencies (vitamin, mineral or enzyme) deficiencies we may have. Some allergies may be overcome within seconds of taking the substance you are lacking. For instance 'swimmer's ear' can be 'cured' by taking the EFA'S that person is lacking. Swimmer's ear usually occurs on a hot sunny day when one has been out too long in the sun and gotten a burn, effectively burning up precious EFA's. So, I think this may help people understand why they may be sensitive to a substance at one moment, and not another, or why two people may eat the same food, but only one becomes sick"Replies
05/13/2010: Msg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Greta, Where did you learn all that? How did you "get to work" on your spleen?"
[YEA] 03/02/2009: Liz from Fairfield, CT: "hydrogen peroxide/water/salt steambath....Yeah, baby! There's always a guy with a BIG RED NOSE doing this in cartoons....but it WORKS! My sinus problem is WAY back, deep inside my head. This really got back there and started draining the sinus cavity. I got a free facial out of it, too! BONUS!"
[YEA] 10/28/2009: Michelle from Atlanta, Ga: "Sinus Infection Help: I am sure this is related to the use of oil of oregano, but after using my neti pot, I put two tablespoons of Italian seasoning into a pot or my veggie steamer, and then steam myself for 10-15 minutes. It works wonders for my sinus infections. I know the oil of thyme is used in things like mouthwash, so it might be as effective as the oregano, and the other herbs in it also have medicinal value. I use an organic herb mix."
[YEA] 05/12/2009: SojournTraveler from Plymouth, Michigan: "Hi!
Great site, I appreciate reading people's actual experiences.
I go to ____ _____, a trance channeler like Edgar Cayce. For my question "How can I breath better?" I was told that I had a chronic sinus infection. The source advised me to put two to three tablespoons of sea salt into three cups of boiling water, place a towel over my head like a tent, and being careful not to burn myself to breath the steam for two to three minutes, for 9 days then twice a week thereafter.
Worked perfectly. Since mucous needs salt to move, and salt can have antiseptic properties, it all makes sense. The other ideas, such as actually pouring a liquid through my sinuses, aren't attractive to me at all, although I acknowledge their effectiveness."
09/17/2009: Paul from Arlington, Va replies: "You do realize that there is absolutely no salt in the steam entering your nasal passages, no? Basic science, here."
01/18/2012: Lloyd from Bc, Canada replies: "Actually, some of the dissolved salt will be carried by the steam. I am a marine engineer and we make fresh water out of salt while at sea and our evapoator units use mesh screens to filter out salt from the weather vapours."